BTVIII 1949: Thirst

Thirst (Törst). Ingmar Bergman. 1949. ⭐⭐⭐⭐★★.

After the brilliant Prison completely bombed at the box office, Bergman is back to directing another movie written by somebody else. A bundle of actors from his previous film reappears here, though.

It’s a surprisingly vigorous and amusing film: Bergman isn’t sulking after the less than stellar reception of his last movie. It doesn’t shy much away from its origin as a short story collection, either.

Definitely the best Bergman-not-written-by-Bergman film so far.

This post is part of the 87 Bergman Things series.

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